Year: 2000 Source: Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, v.6, no.2, (June 2000), p.489-502 SIEC No: 20011514

Undoubtedly, empirical data from Oregon will play a key role for academics, legislators, judges, & the public as debate over the legalization of physician-assisted suicide continues. A central issue in the debate is whether a right to assisted suicide can be limited to only the truly compelling cases, or whether it will in practice be provided to patients who choose it out of depression, coercion, or misunderstanding. Empirical research can provide critical insights into this question. (65 notes)